Venom Director Says A White Spider Logo "Makes No Sense" On Venom's Chest
Fleischer wanted to give Venom "a distinctive pattern."
Ruben Fleischer, the director best known for Zombieland, is directing Sony's upcoming superhero movie, Venom. If you didn't notice, this Venom, portrayed by Tom Hardy (Inception, Mad Max: Fury Road), doesn't have the giant white spider on his chest. Fleischer has finally given an explanation why the iconic spider logo is missing.
"If you look at the comics, in Venom, there is just elements of white within his suit. Because our character does not originate from Spider-Man, it makes no sense to put a spider on his chest. We tried to be as accurate as we possibly could, even though some people feel it's inaccurate, but there is a lot of white and we wanted to give him a distinctive pattern."
He continues to say that the "distinctive pattern" was done for more than just aesthetics and originality. "If you have an all-black character, especially in night scenes, he just kind of disappears. [...] Since we couldn't use the Spider-Man symbol, we wanted to give him another graphic element, and those veins that kind of form a shape on his chest was an original idea that we just thought looked really cool."
At SDCC 2018, Sony debuted exclusive footage that teased a crossover with Tom Holland's Spider-Man. Such a crossover would be notable because Venom is being produced by Sony, not Marvel, thus making Venom not part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that Holland's Spider-Man is in.
Venom hits theaters October 5.
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